Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair said Monday that he plans to start working on contract extensions for head coach Gary Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith, whose contracts expire after the 2012 season.
McNair said he does not have a timetable for completing the extensions. He will likely meet with Kubiak first and Smith second.
“We’ll start working on that,” McNair said at the Texans’ 10th annual Charity Golf Classic. “I think they’ve done an outstanding job. I’m pleased with ‘em, and if that wasn’t the case, we wouldn’t be extending ‘em.”
Kubiak and Smith have both been with the Texans since 2006. Kubiak signed a two-year extension after the 2010 season. Smith signed a four-year extension in 2008.
The Texans are coming off a franchise-best 10-6 season, their first-ever trip to the playoffs and their first AFC South title. They have been .500 or better in four of Kubiak and Smith’s six seasons with the team.
“It’s hard to play if you don’t have a coach or general manager, so I guess I need to take care of it,” McNair said. “There’s no sense of urgency, but we want to go ahead and deal with it and put it to bed.”
The Texans’ Charity Golf Classic, presented by Verizon, is expected to raise more than $350,000 for the Houston Texans Foundation. The Foundation raised $840,000 for the Houston community in 2011.
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